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(New York Daily News)   Yeah if you just had a tumor that had its own blood supply and was the size of a human removed, that would be considered a load off   (nydailynews.com) divider line 59
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2013-08-29 09:09:55 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-08-29 09:20:07 PM
Why wouldn't insurance cover this?
 
2013-08-29 10:03:49 PM

kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?


They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.
 
2013-08-29 11:29:35 PM
Ugly bag. Of. Mostly. Tumor.

escapepod.org
 
2013-08-29 11:53:07 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-29 11:58:19 PM
FTFA: The growth is caused by hardened fat and infected hair follicles, Dev said.

That's enough internet for today.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-30 12:30:27 AM
Seriously, so for 13 years his old insurance didn't see this to be a problem?  Maybe after it hit the 1 lb mark or 10 lbs?  Was this not an issue?  How about treat it while it still fits in an MRI?
 
2013-08-30 12:51:10 AM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-08-30 12:53:17 AM
This woman looks as though she might have seen or possibly had to sponge bathe a 200 pound tumor.

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-08-30 12:56:02 AM

Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.


How ya'll liking your Obamacare?
 
2013-08-30 12:59:12 AM
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-08-30 01:01:15 AM
FTHL : if you just had a tumor that had its own blood supply and was the size of a human removed, that would be considered a load off

Well, my daughter did just move out to attend college out of state, so yeah.


/ kidding
// sort of
 
2013-08-30 01:03:19 AM

kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?


This article, with just a little more detail (but not much):

http://www.ksn.com/2013/08/28/huge-tumor-removed-from-mans-abdomen/

includes this:

"Despite the pain and problems, doctors refused surgery, nor would insurance cover the costs. Until this year, under a new plan, West went to Memorial Hospital and met Dr. Vip Dev."

My interpretation: he's been stuck with an insurance plan that would not cover the surgery, and until Obamacare came along and banned pre-existing conditions exclusions, couldn't find another insurer that would cover him.
 
2013-08-30 01:09:25 AM

TomD9938: FTHL : if you just had a tumor that had its own blood supply and was the size of a human removed, that would be considered a load off

Well, my daughter did just move out to attend college out of state, so yeah.


/ kidding
// sort of


Came for ex wife jokes. Leaving with this.

/c'mon fark
 
2013-08-30 01:17:22 AM

AGremlin: This woman looks as though she might have seen or possibly had to sponge bathe a 200 pound tumor.

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x372]


Oooh thank you, I was wondering why she made such an impression on me. Poor lady
 
2013-08-30 01:18:59 AM

evilsofa: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

This article, with just a little more detail (but not much):

http://www.ksn.com/2013/08/28/huge-tumor-removed-from-mans-abdomen/

includes this:

"Despite the pain and problems, doctors refused surgery, nor would insurance cover the costs. Until this year, under a new plan, West went to Memorial Hospital and met Dr. Vip Dev."

My interpretation: he's been stuck with an insurance plan that would not cover the surgery, and until Obamacare came along and banned pre-existing conditions exclusions, couldn't find another insurer that would cover him.


What about a county hospital or something that has to take patients with or without insurance? Plus he waited all these years until it was this big?

I wonder if there's more to this story, like deep denial or something, geeze.
 
2013-08-30 01:25:13 AM

phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?


Whoops!
 
2013-08-30 01:25:14 AM

strangeluck: evilsofa: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

This article, with just a little more detail (but not much):

http://www.ksn.com/2013/08/28/huge-tumor-removed-from-mans-abdomen/

includes this:

"Despite the pain and problems, doctors refused surgery, nor would insurance cover the costs. Until this year, under a new plan, West went to Memorial Hospital and met Dr. Vip Dev."

My interpretation: he's been stuck with an insurance plan that would not cover the surgery, and until Obamacare came along and banned pre-existing conditions exclusions, couldn't find another insurer that would cover him.

What about a county hospital or something that has to take patients with or without insurance? Plus he waited all these years until it was this big?

I wonder if there's more to this story, like deep denial or something, geeze.


Those hospitals only stabilize patients, they don't do surgeries like that without insurance. By law they have to stabilize them if their life is in immediate danger, but as far as something like that goes... if you don't have insurance, sucks to be you, pal.
 
2013-08-30 01:40:43 AM

phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?


This isn't Obamacare, you worthless toolbag.
 
2013-08-30 01:46:52 AM

bingethinker: phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?

This isn't Obamacare, you worthless toolbag.


Oh yeah, smartass? It's a done deal. You think it's so great. Just wait until you or a loved one is required to face an Obamaturd Death Panel or is forced to have an abortion. Then you'll see. But hold on to your precious Obamascare. It's too late to go back. The anointed one has spoken.
 
2013-08-30 01:50:20 AM

Makh: Seriously, so for 13 years his old insurance didn't see this to be a problem?  Maybe after it hit the 1 lb mark or 10 lbs?  Was this not an issue?  How about treat it while it still fits in an MRI?


He probably didn't see a doctor until it was past 50 lbs.
 
2013-08-30 01:53:45 AM

kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?


Freedom
 
2013-08-30 01:58:24 AM

AGremlin: This woman looks as though she might have seen or possibly had to sponge bathe a 200 pound tumor.

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x372]


with a mop

from across the room

through the window

standing on the hood of a running auto
 
2013-08-30 01:59:41 AM

phrawgh: bingethinker: phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?

This isn't Obamacare, you worthless toolbag.

Oh yeah, smartass? It's a done deal. You think it's so great. Just wait until you or a loved one is required to face an Obamaturd Death Panel or is forced to have an abortion. Then you'll see. But hold on to your precious Obamascare. It's too late to go back. The anointed one has spoken.


Since I'm a dude, I would, indeed, be quite upset if I was forced to have an abortion.
 
2013-08-30 02:00:08 AM

bingethinker: phrawgh: bingethinker: phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?

This isn't Obamacare, you worthless toolbag.

Oh yeah, smartass? It's a done deal. You think it's so great. Just wait until you or a loved one is required to face an Obamaturd Death Panel or is forced to have an abortion. Then you'll see. But hold on to your precious Obamascare. It's too late to go back. The anointed one has spoken.

Since I'm a dude, I would, indeed, be quite upset if I was forced to have an abortion.


My point exactly.
 
2013-08-30 02:06:22 AM

phrawgh: How ya'll liking your Obamacare?


The troll is (pitifully) weak in this one.
 
2013-08-30 02:08:54 AM
See, if guys were forced to carry around a bunch of cells around for any length of time, they'd want them removed as soon as possible. Ask this guy if he felt it was his "right" to have it removed.
 
2013-08-30 02:26:10 AM

optikeye: Ugly bag. Of. Mostly. Tumor.

[escapepod.org image 507x400]


I JUST watched that one the other day!

I LOL'ed for real!
 
2013-08-30 02:27:41 AM
"West couldn't find a doctor to perform surgery, and his insurance company wouldn't cover it. "


"West couldn't find a doctor to perform surgery...

...and his insurance company wouldn't cover it."



i.imgur.com


i.imgur.com


Not a day goes by that I don't thank God I wasn't born in America.

Such a terrible place...
 
2013-08-30 02:38:45 AM
Actually, it looks like this guy really could have used a "forced Obamacare abortion"...... For god's sake, I'd back-alley that shiat with a rusty coathanger!!
 
2013-08-30 02:40:04 AM

phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?


Since 1999

i301.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-30 03:08:19 AM

phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?


How did I know some backwards thinking idiot would be spouting off about Obamacare? While at the same time haveing noises what he was talking about.
 
2013-08-30 03:26:21 AM
"A load off", or a divorce ...

Unimpressed Man: TomD9938: FTHL : if you just had a tumor that had its own blood supply and was the size of a human removed, that would be considered a load off

Well, my daughter did just move out to attend college out of state, so yeah.


/ kidding
// sort of

Came for ex wife jokes. Leaving with this.

/c'mon fark


... oh. Nevermind.

/ Number 3. The Larch.
 
2013-08-30 04:04:15 AM
And here I was thinking a Kardashian or Miley Cyrus had gotten cut off.
 
2013-08-30 04:19:07 AM

phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?


dude... at least try to RTFA. He's had the tumour since 1999 and insurance wouldn't cover removing it. Now all of a sudden, he's managed to swing a deal that has allowed him to get the surgery he needs. So gee, I wonder what kind of recent sweeping changes in health-care policies in the U.S. might be just kicking in that would allow him to get this life-changing surgery...
 
2013-08-30 04:33:06 AM
"hardened fat and hair folices'

Yum!

That is one  nasty grown in hair.  How long do you think it is?
 
2013-08-30 04:37:30 AM
The smell...must have been wonderful!
 
2013-08-30 04:45:51 AM
Why, do ya reckon, did they only remove 30 pounds of skin this time? There's still 170 more pounds of hardened fat and infected hair folicles to go!
 
2013-08-30 04:56:52 AM
I kind of doubt it had its own blood supply. If so, that's very impressive, because for a blood supply to work it needs organs to make blood, circulate the blood, oxygen the blood, get nutrients into the blood, etc. Basically every major organ system with the possible exception of a brain. That nearly counts as a wholly independent being. It's pretty much a pregnancy at that point.
 
2013-08-30 06:14:14 AM
OH GOD WHY DID I LOOK AT THE PICTURES?!?!?!

/ *barf*
 
2013-08-30 06:18:41 AM
I'm confused by the whole separate blood supply thing.It would have to get blood from the same heart, connecting veins and so on. Did it have it's own circulatory system, or something? If so, what was circulating it?
 
2013-08-30 06:21:02 AM
Doctors later found that, like with the Governator, it wasn't a tumor but rather a 10 year accumulation of flatulence. Hospital evacuated.
 
2013-08-30 06:24:19 AM

Aces and Eights: Why, do ya reckon, did they only remove 30 pounds of skin this time? There's still 170 more pounds of hardened fat and infected hair folicles to go!


emotional attachment

/and i shall name you "Bob"
 
2013-08-30 06:36:25 AM

Herr Morgenstern: I'm confused by the whole separate blood supply thing.It would have to get blood from the same heart, connecting veins and so on. Did it have it's own circulatory system, or something? If so, what was circulating it?


When they say that a tumor has it's own blood supply, it's a misnomer. I think it just means that new arteries and veins have formed to supply blood to it, which makes it more of a challenge to remove.
 
2013-08-30 06:42:11 AM

weltallica: "West couldn't find a doctor to perform surgery, and his insurance company wouldn't cover it. "


"West couldn't find a doctor to perform surgery...

...and his insurance company wouldn't cover it."


[i.imgur.com image 640x400]


[i.imgur.com image 640x360]


Not a day goes by that I don't thank God I wasn't born in America.

Such a terrible place...


It's probably a very nice place, it just has a truly farked up health care system (or lack of health care system to be more precise). Imagine how much more cost effective would it have been to have had this growth removed well before it reached such a horrific size. Or were they hoping he'd die before they would have to do something about it?

Also, what the fark is the point of insurance that doesn't cover the removal of tumours?
 
2013-08-30 06:47:03 AM

weltallica: "West couldn't find a doctor to perform surgery, and his insurance company wouldn't cover it. "


"West couldn't find a doctor to perform surgery...

...and his insurance company wouldn't cover it."


[i.imgur.com image 640x400]


[i.imgur.com image 640x360]


Not a day goes by that I don't thank God I wasn't born in America.

Such a terrible place...


Seriously, Dude, it didn't use to be that way.  I grew up watching Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather deliver the news on Vietnam on a small black-and-white TV.  Then we got color!  Anyway, I was proud of the US and so I served in its armed forces for 20  years.  Luckily, I retired a couple of years before GWB and Co. decided to follow PNAC and make the US and all it stood for into a joke.  I'm not excusing Reagan, but even he raised taxes to pay for shiat when he needed to (like 11-12 times if memory serves).

I am still glad that I was born in America.  I only wish that my niece and nephews could see something that makes them FEEL when they hear the National Anthem like I still do.  And I wish that I could still feel the same way as I did from 36 years ago when I first joined the Army up until about 2003.
 
2013-08-30 07:11:57 AM

cassanovascotian: phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?

dude... at least try to RTFA. He's had the tumour since 1999 and insurance wouldn't cover removing it. Now all of a sudden, he's managed to swing a deal that has allowed him to get the surgery he needs. So gee, I wonder what kind of recent sweeping changes in health-care policies in the U.S. might be just kicking in that would allow him to get this life-changing surgery...


Don' t bother.  Trolling about Obamacare is his gimmick du jour.
 
2013-08-30 07:31:15 AM

phrawgh: bingethinker: phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?

This isn't Obamacare, you worthless toolbag.

Oh yeah, smartass? It's a done deal. You think it's so great. Just wait until you or a loved one is required to face an Obamaturd Death Panel or is forced to have an abortion. Then you'll see. But hold on to your precious Obamascare. It's too late to go back. The anointed one has spoken.


In this thread you are saying we have to face the Obamacare death panels but in another thread you suggest that unproductive people need to be exterminated to get them off the public teat. Make up your mind! either you are scared of the death panel or you are working on it?
 
2013-08-30 07:44:30 AM
Christ, not another divorce link.
 
2013-08-30 08:14:47 AM

cassanovascotian: phrawgh: Abzzstain: kimwim: Why wouldn't insurance cover this?

They probably considered it elective surgery, or experimental or some shiat. And doctors/hospitals probably wouldn't do the surgery without payment.

How ya'll liking your Obamacare?

dude... at least try to RTFA. He's had the tumour since 1999 and insurance wouldn't cover removing it. Now all of a sudden, he's managed to swing a deal that has allowed him to get the surgery he needs. So gee, I wonder what kind of recent sweeping changes in health-care policies in the U.S. might be just kicking in that would allow him to get this life-changing surgery...


I'm guessing he qualified for SSI disability (takes 24 months to kick in after you get approved) which means sweet, sweet, Medicare.
 
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